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Selection of Herbs

by Tatiana Plesco

Herbs, like other plants with which you will be recognizable, can be placed into three dissimilar categories – annualsperennials, and biennials. Annuals like basil, cilantro, and summer savory die when the first frosts appear, and they, therefore, require to be planted as seeds each year (or as plants if you buy from a nursery). Sage and winter savory are perennials and can live colder temperatures. They will go back year after year. Finally, there are the biennial herbs. These form their leaves during the first budding season and then flower and seed during the second season. After this, they pass on.

  • Tips on Rising Herbs in Your Garden

Biennial herbs like angelica and parsley can be sown in the garden in the late spring. Before you sow your seeds you must arrange the soil first by breaking it down until it has a very well textured. Next, make it very a little wet and plant the seeds in low rows. Finally, spray a thin layer of soil on top and firm it down.

Some herb seeds are complicated to sow because they are very fine. The top secret to showing them equally is to mix them with very fine dry sand (like children’s play sand). Spray the sand and seed blend onto your seedbed and then cover up with soil as described above. Another good tip is to cover up your herb seedbed with wet sacks, woven cloth or sponge paper to keep the soil humid during the period of germination.

  • The Diverse Uses of Herbs

Herbs are often placed into categories which explain how they are most often used. Culinary herbs are possibly the most well-liked for the herb kitchen garden. They can be used in an extensive range of diverse ways of baking. Herbs like garlic, chives, aromatic plant, sage, basil, marjoram, and savory have strong flavors. They are used often in different types of food, but only in little quantities.

Updated on 08-09-2020

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